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UFC118 weigh-ins Lauzon vs. Ruediger
TRAINING: I train three to five 60-minute sessions a day, 6 days a week... In between Xbox raids on Destiny. I try to sleep 10 hours a day too... Because rest is important, and I like my sleep.
Thoughts on opponent, Takanori Gomi? Southpaw that hits like you stole something from him. They don't call him “The Fireball Kid” for nothing... He's throwing from his back pocket trying to put you to sleep with ever punch. A few years ago, he was the best in the world, so I need to be sharp if I want to remember the fight.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started submission grappling for fun, and it has all snowballed from there. I began helping training partners train for their fights and wanted to give it a try.
Do you have any heroes? My Dad
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It will make explaining the type of fighting I do a lot easier. I no longer have to go into a big explanation of "Have you seen the UFC? I do that, but haven't fought there yet." I can just say, "I fight in the UFC".
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Wentworth in Boston, MA. Graduated with a Bachelor's in Computer Science
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked in Tech Support while a student.
Accomplishments in pro competition? A few titles in Combat Zone, World Fighting League and Mass Destruction.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu.
Favorite grappling technique: Heel Hook
Favorite striking technique: Left Hook